I remember that day with the sharp, rare clarity it possessed.....A day that makes you thankful to be alive. Little did I know… Our corporate motto was "Shed light and the people will find their own way." The world was clothed in darkness. A lot of people were seeking light that day and in the days that followed. “Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us – and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning,” Louisa May Alcott.The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone,” (George Eliot)
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I am extraordinarily attuned to the importance of aligning your gifts and abilities with your passions to pursue your life’s work. What saddens me these days is how many people have given up their dreams and no longer believe they can respond in a successful way to the stirrings in their souls.Life has a way of throwing up barricades, especially as we close in on success and the realization of our dreams.“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job, and it’s a depression when you lose your own.”The trouble with steeling yourself against the harshness of reality is that the same steel that secures your life against being destroyed secures your life also against being opened up and transformed.
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Embracing chaos and discomfort is a by-product of relinquishing control of your world. "A Dreamer is a person whose life is in motion….I tell motivated Dreamers that if they’re not encountering a Comfort Zone issue regularly, something is wrong," (Bruce Wilkinson).
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Chaos makes us hungry for power and order of our lives. Being in control gives us a false sense of dominance, makes us feel important and needed. It masks our apprehensions and gives us a game plan....You likely believe this self-importance is doing everyone a favor, dictating order, maintaining status quo under the pretense and power (conscious or not) of caring for the health and well-being of your company, co-workers, family members and friends.
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It was interesting to me, that in order to go higher, we usually had to go down through a valley, and it went on and on and up and up. I was tired and wanted to sit down.... I couldn't help but think about life - mine and maybe even yours. I thought about how hard it had been for me chasing down my dream.
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Farm Town is a great germinator of creativity. It provides sustenance to those hungry for a sense of community and waters the desire for achievement. "...in the real world I was planting seeds and fertilizing hope to harvest employment." Farm Town is still feeding me. 20 Life Lessons Reaped from Farm Town; There is nothing more frustrating than hiring a worker and having him/her abandon his job. If things don’t suit you, you can always sell everything and start over!
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